Raj

Raj has rated 67 movies, and has posted 99 comments.

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Ratings

  • Pathaan: Yay! Thumbs Up: Bollywood seriously needed a wholesome entertainer
  • Cirkus: Nay! Thumbs Down: Better watch Angoor than this crass
  • Govinda Naam Mera: Nay! Thumbs Down: Ugh.. sums it up..!
  • An Action Hero: So-So: Pulp - doesn't go deep..
  • Salaam Venky: Want to Watch: Great cast but poor adaptation of good bio-book
  • Bhediya: Not Interested in Watching: Read the above review
  • Drishyam 2: Want to Watch: Kodus to the Malayalm writer-director Jeetu Joseph.. I liked the original
  • Uunchai: Yay! Thumbs Up: Would surley watch it on small screen
  • Phone Bhoot: Not Interested in Watching: Rdiculously juvenile....
  • Ram Setu: Nay! Thumbs Down: Can't always make quick buck on religion & nationalism
  • Maja Ma: Not Interested in Watching: Messaging & preachiness keeps me away from it
  • Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva: Want to Watch: Pickings from here, there, everywhere...
  • Cuttputlli: Nay! Thumbs Down: Down-graded remake of original
  • Shamshera: So-So: Expected more, but it delivered much less
  • Shabaash Mithu: So-So: One time watch for sure
  • Khuda Haafiz: Chapter ll – Agni Pariksha: So-So: Effort was good, missed opportunity
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo: So-So: Just to watch how unreal reality is portrayed
  • Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga: Want to Watch: Now a days, very few directors who make such movies
  • Lightyear: Want to Watch: Yay.. Yay..!
  • Toolsidas Junior: So-So: Family entertainer, nice..!
  • Samrat Prithviraj: Not Interested in Watching: Nothing but regressive cinema without vision
  • Jalsa: Yay! Thumbs Up: Tense, gripping, suspenseful.
  • Anek: So-So: Tried too much in 150 minutes without audience's "connect"
  • Thar: Want to Watch: Just for Western Movies feel
  • Dasvi: So-So: Abhishek is the saving grace
  • Attack – Part I: Want to Watch: John is getting type-casted with action movies
  • Gehraiyaan: Not Interested in Watching: Soft-porno, curse-words, shallow characters
  • Sardar Udham: Yay! Thumbs Up: Tighter script and editing would me better
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar: Want to Watch: I liked the Rajnikant bit..!
  • Hum Do Hamare Do: Not Interested in Watching: Good actors wasted...!?
  • Rashmi Rocket: Want to Watch: Based on Real life Story from TN
  • Chehre: So-So: Poor adaptation of a classic
  • Bhoot Police: Not Interested in Watching: Good that it is not a remake
  • Shiddat: Not Interested in Watching: Not interested in creeps
  • Bell Bottom: Nay! Thumbs Down: Had potential, but poorly made
  • Bhuj – The Pride Of India: Nay! Thumbs Down: Making commercial buck by fooling audiences in the name of Patriotism
  • Shershaah: Nay! Thumbs Down: All things seen before - No freshness except Kiara's acting.!
  • Dial 100: Want to Watch:
  • Mimi: Yay! Thumbs Up: A Good Watch, well made movie..!
  • Toofaan: So-So: If within 120 minutes without songs then "Good"
  • Haseen Dillruba: So-So: Big screen small TV police investigation
  • Shaadisthan: Want to Watch: Seems Cliched but sadly still relevant
  • Saina: Not Interested in Watching:
  • Radhe: Nay! Thumbs Down: Slick VFX and Peppy songs
  • Ajeeb Daastaans: Yay! Thumbs Up: Different, Good attempt
  • Is Love Enough? Sir: Yay! Thumbs Up: Will you permit yourself to let LOVE happen?
  • The White Tiger: So-So: High attitude "I am too intelligent - I see it all"
  • Tribhanga: Want to Watch: Slow silent 1st half - answers in 2nd half - interesting
  • Ludo: Yay! Thumbs Up: Enjoyed..
  • Love Aaj Kal 2020: Nay! Thumbs Down: Movie lost a chance to convey a point on LOVE effectively
  • Kabir Singh: So-So: psycho masochism
  • Kesari: Nay! Thumbs Down:
  • The Accidental Prime Minister: Nay! Thumbs Down: Avoid
  • Dangal: So-So: Sugar coated Regressive portrayal of feminine gender
  • Talvar: Nay! Thumbs Down: Disappointing, Debauched, Manipulative, Subtly by crafty persuading audiences…
  • Katti Batti: Nay! Thumbs Down: Why not Switch Channel?
  • Manjhi The Mountain Man: Nay! Thumbs Down: Very poor writing, and theatrical narrative
  • Siddharth The Prisoner: Yay! Thumbs Up: Good
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Yay! Thumbs Up: Kangana as Kusum steals the show - An ACE
  • Bombay Velvet: Nay! Thumbs Down: Be a Critic who is like an audience
  • Mardaani: So-So: View Tamil movie "Vidyum Munn" also...
  • Humshakals: Nay! Thumbs Down: Save us and Save Indian cinema.
  • The Lunchbox: Yay! Thumbs Up: Media over-rated a good movie; surely not for Oscars!
  • Chennai Express: Yay! Thumbs Up: Sad that movie was a hit, happy because it is a good movie.
  • Raanjhanaa: Yay! Thumbs Up: Excellent first half! Outstanding Dhanush. Brilliant Rahman.
  • Joker: Yay! Thumbs Up: Dear Shirish I want a few more from you. Worst than Clerk and worster than Joker. Please..!
  • Gangs of Wasseypur 2: So-So: Opportunity lost with enthusiasm and zeal - uncontrolled show of ugliness. Sorry!

Comments

  • Pathaan:

    Dear Meeta, couldn't resist my temptation to catch up your review from the ICU bed. Alas.. I can't head to the cinema-hall...! Would LOVE watching this..! Heard that fans are going GA-GA over Bhai's entry..! (smiles)

    posted 5 days, 23 hours ago
  • Cirkus:

    Dear Meeta, nicely covered the comparaitve decadal analysis of transformative Shakspearean structure. I've heard that the 80% movie was shot in front of Blue screen during covid and post-production with VFX.

    posted 1 month ago
  • Govinda Naam Mera:

    Dear Meeta, That was heroic to endure this...

    posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
  • An Action Hero:

    Pulpy fiction, that finely sums up the movie..

    posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
  • Salaam Venky:

    Dear Meetu, that's why I love your reviews because they are intensely honest, no one else sees the way you watch a movie. GREAT..!

    posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
  • Bhediya:

    Dear Meetu, extremely well written review, and left a smirk on my face with the last line.

    posted 2 months ago
  • Drishyam 2:

    Dear Meetu, I've seen both the Drishyam 1&2 in Malayalam, but not in Hindi ones. I like your ocomparison-take. I was hoping you wrote something about Akshaye Khanna's presence in this one. I will watchi it on OTT. Thanks.

    posted 2 months, 1 week ago
  • Uunchai:

    Dear Meetu, Maturity and pause descends with age, both for the Director Suraj and us - the viewers who have seen all his movies. I like the sensitivity, humanness and in a wholesome way you look at the world fo cinema. You always give a rich and inert understanding of cinema. Thanks.

    posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Phone Bhoot:

    Dear Meetu, thanks for enduring this for the sake of saving film buffs like us who read your reviews before thinking of whether to watch the movie or not..!

    posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Ram Setu:

    Dear Meetu,
    Happy Diwali to you, your family & friends
    I smiled while reading the initial paragraphs. Perfect..! I think, some heroes - including Akshay, want to make a quick buck with the mood of HINDU-ist fanaticism and quickly dole out religoius, nationalist AGENDA-based-stuff. You are so right about it being HALF-BAKED.. just like a cake - one can't eat, swallow, or spit out - it sticks leaving a bad taste in mouth. I think Ram-Setu is such a failed attempt.

    posted 3 months ago
  • Maja Ma:

    Dear Meetu, Nice review. Though the movie may be uneven, your review is so balanced as always. Love reading your reviews. I hope you get time to watch and write more movie-reviews.

    posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva:

    Dear Meetu, Thank you so much. Very nice review. Seems to me like and attempt to amalgamate many Hollywood fantasies for mass-Indian sensibilities...

    posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Cuttputlli:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for being back with this review. I've seen the original Tamil one - RAKSHASAN. It is much better than this, which has included commercial cliches in the narrative that were not there in the original. The Tamil one was hit and cricially acclaimed with 50cr revenue, whereas this Hindi was sold to Disney for more than 100cr - If Cuttputli was released in theaters it would have made only 20-25 crs. Such are the ways of commercial business deals

    posted 5 months ago
  • Shamshera:

    Dear Meetu, I was hoping a good film - but seriously, the director Karan who is a good crafts-person fails and what we see is a masala flick that fails to rise above past intermission. Third flop of YashRaj in a row

    posted 6 months, 1 week ago
  • Shabaash Mithu:

    Dear Meetu, I always roll my eyes when there is a one more biopic of a sports person, or even when a person starts penning their autobiography.
    Having said that - bringout out a movie on women players was needed especially due to the horrid times and events they had to go through. The movie highlights all prominent issues and makes it more than Mitahli's life-story. Though I too like Tapsee, but somehow I felt that if the director had casted someone else - may be - the match and impact would had been much higher.

    posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Khuda Haafiz: Chapter ll – Agni Pariksha:

    Dear Meetu, the overdose of gruesome violence portrayed in all our recent movies is a clear reflection on the state of our youthful minds, who are engaged in violent video games and a pepped up anger.. The director should have equally balanced drama and action in both the halves.

    posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo:

    Dear Meetu, Thank you for the wonderful review. The film is the direct perceptive reality of the makers, and thus the disconnect and impose on society is so obvious. I agree with you on all the points made in the review

    posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga:

    Dear Arsh, You have your own style of reviewing movie. It tells so much about you and your thought process. Nice review. Would surely like to watch this one.

    posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Lightyear:

    Welcome aboard Arsh... Well written review. All the best

    posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Toolsidas Junior:

    As you rightly say - it is a clean wholesome family entertainer one can take kids to watch the movie in cinema halls. Nothing great - but it is nice

    posted 8 months ago
  • Samrat Prithviraj:

    Dear Meetu, I have read and heard many reviews - buts yours is one of the best reviews of Prithviraj I have come across. The way you write is exactly the way a common-sense person would feel. I think the casting was improper because Prithviraj died at age of 26 years. I think, everyone associating with the movie was the pillion-riding on Muslim bashing and showcasing Hindutva brigade - just to make some money. I am happy that the movie is not doing well and will be a FLOP.

    posted 8 months ago
  • Jalsa:

    Dear Meetu, exactly.. I felt the same way.. Very well made movie. Such movies are the ones that make us LOVE movies as a soul-searching, life-changing experience..

    posted 8 months, 1 week ago
  • Anek:

    Dear Meeta, Meeta, Meeta, Irrespective of thousands of reviewers - prominent and self-critics, I always come here to you to read your opinion, because I know - you see the movies with the correct feel. Wogma is the BEST for review, and I have been here with you in this 15+years of journey. Thank you Meeta for giving us your own wonderful insights into the world of movies.
    ANEK is a complex story of NE about a failed state caleld INDIA , drawing close parallels to Kashmir in terms of AFPSA, insurgency, terrorism etc.
    Many people who have reviewed the film negatively is because unlike J&K - NE has been out of the media narrative since decades.
    For people like us who are little aware of NE issues - for them too - to fit the nuances of political gamut of issues in 3 hours is difficult.
    Anuhhav Sinha tries to take BOLD contemporary issues, but I find - he carries this baggage of him of thinking about himself as an INTELLECTUAL - I know it all attitude.
    Even for him it was difficult to clearly show India as a failed governing state, which was and is actually the case.
    His narrative style as you rightly pointed out is documentary style and how we wish and miss makers like Mani Ratnam and Shyam Benegal who are masters to tell a story that connects with its audiences..
    Thanks Meeta again. Looking forward to more reviews from you.

    posted 8 months, 1 week ago
  • Thar:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for this review. I was interested to see this movie just for its visuals. I love westerns and I will surely catch this one...
    Some how I also like non-assuming Harsh.. He has his own calmness around him. I hope he gets good roles.

    posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Dasvi:

    Dear Meetu, Abhishek Bachchan is selective about his movie role and gives it all, that is the saving grace of his movies. He has matured as an actor. His fans would love Abhishek's redemption.. Timepass one time watch.

    posted 9 months, 1 week ago
  • Attack – Part I:

    Dear Meetu is back to the theaters - this means good news for us. We would hopefully get more reviews. It seems John Abraham wrote the story himself. Only thing is that I like his actions, but he is getting too typecasted in similar genre of action movies. Thanks for the honest review.

    posted 10 months ago
  • Gehraiyaan:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for this nice honest review. I haven't seen the movie and the trailers nor actors interest me to watch it (theatre of OTT).

    posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Sardar Udham:

    Dear Meetu, I too got the same feel - repetitive flashbacks instead of linear, scenes of gory stomach churning violence, slow pace, good performance, less jingoism and long.. How I miss Irfan Khan for whom the movie was originally written

    posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar:

    Dear Meetu, such a super review - frothy and made us feel like experiencing watching the movie with YOU.. I love the way you write your reviews. Just love it. That's why I am your earnest reader who visit WOGMA..! Thanks..!

    posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Hum Do Hamare Do:

    Dear Meetu, Never heard of this movie - until I saw and read your review. Thanks for taking all the risks on your reader's behalf to save us from going through pain and waste of time..!

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Rashmi Rocket:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the nice review. I was interested to watch this movie as it is based from real life story. I think Tapsee has type-casted herself in such roles, but I think she does hard work too..!

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Chehre:

    Dear Meetu, This was a poor adaptation of the German radio drama, then written as a novel The Dangerous Game and adapted in many international languages- including Marathi (1971). Shame that after 50 years this new movie with stellar star-cast can not hold one's attention the way many other adaptation do..!

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Bhoot Police:

    Dear Meetu, nice review, gives a decent read.. Looks like the Bollywood directors were inspired by zillion Ghost comedies in South that are doing good business.. Good thing is - this is not a remake..!

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Shiddat:

    Dear Meetu, Such movies - Kabir Singh, Gangs of Wasseypur (1-2), this one and many more recent ones - show the way our societal values have declined to showcase bad things in heroic ways that masses accept as bravado and permissible to do in real life.. Degrading quality of human values and extremely poor understanding of Director's pathos are at forefront. TV serials showing extreme violence is hard to accept when viewed in a family 9 prime-time slot..! (Just expressing..!)

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Shiddat:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the review. I had not even heard about this movie until I saw your review, watched the trailer and found it interesting and then read your review. I always like your take on movies and I believe you. I don't think - I will see a "creep" - that inspires other by giving the message that being such is "cool" - it is NOT..!

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Bell Bottom:

    Another saga of Akshay Kumar, shot during Covid times, most scenes are interiors, stunts are clearly shot by Akshay's stunt-doubles, and lots of computer graphics.. The idea is to dish out NATIONALISM to prove patriotism and lure masses against a nation / community.. Story and script had potential - but director/actor did an hushed up job.

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Bhuj – The Pride Of India:

    Dear Meetu, this is a very shoddy - poorly made movie just to beat the empty drums of jingoism around patriotism - Bollywood (Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Karan Johar etc.) are falling into the trap of wooing audiences with Nationalism with undertones of playing with emotions of communal sentiments that may please many - just like American brands - whose marketing and advertising campaigns sense the pulse of audiences and try to serve them unhygienic goods - with celebrities endorsing products - But bad product is bad because their hidden intent is seen through and through...

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Shershaah:

    Dear Meetu, I like Roy's comment.. I too felt this industry suddenly turning to Pakistan bashing, with religious overtones - I do not understand - what message they are sending.. Some say that Sushant Singh's suicide left the entire industry seen as a villian and thus the big banners decided to politicize issues to show their good nationality to woo back audiences.. Can this be true? Huh?

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Dial 100:

    Dear Meetu, As always excellent review.. I always read your reviews - before I decide to see a movie. Thanks.. I might see this one..!

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Mimi:

    Dear Meetu, I was about to write you to review this film, and as if you heard my vibe voice, and here is your balanced review. I loved reading it, otherwise many reviews are (as usual) too biased for over the top ratings..! Your review makes the most sense as someone who sees and enjoys things beyond cinematic language that appease masses.. Bravo..!

    posted 1 year, 6 months ago
  • Toofaan:

    Dear Meetu, a very good comprehensive review. Yes, it's an old wine in new bottle by veterans of 90s era... Film is a bit longish and dull at times. Songs aren't catchy or needed... Acting is top class.. But there's nothing that lifts the script from its routine monotony. That's why it's okay watch when we've already paid our subscription.

    posted 1 year, 6 months ago
  • Haseen Dillruba:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the review. Kanika Dhillon the writer is the main force behind the whole idea for this movie - which I guess with inputs from her new boy-friend Himanshu Sharma - who too is a good story-teller and also a producer of the movie

    posted 1 year, 6 months ago
  • Shaadisthan:

    Dear Meetu, nice review. I know such things exists even today- and for us who are mere witness - not part of that "ruck" society - everything showed in such movies seems so cliched - yet deep down - we know - it is sadly so relevant even today.. beyond our India - caste and misogynies still abuses women and minorities and it is such a BIG MONSTERS - An elephant in the room - that no one can see..

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • Saina:

    Meetu, I do not intend to see the movie, but as always - enjoyed your review. Parineeti is trying hard to do different roles - like Girl on the Train and this one. Feels like she is nearing the end of her career...

    posted 1 year, 8 months ago
  • Radhe:

    Meetu, again a super review - light and amusing. A lesson for directors on how to not ruin a good South Korean movie :Outlaws: into the crap Prabhu and Salman dished out for gullible resilient masses

    posted 1 year, 8 months ago
  • Ajeeb Daastaans:

    Dear Meetu, thank you. BEAUTIFUL..
    I had seen the movie and wanted to read your review. Absolutely you hit all the nails in the coffin and I had so very similar feelings as expressed by you. Meetu, you have so much matured in your review - YOU may not know or be aware - but as your audience - I reading your reviews since last 13+ years - I simply LOVE the way you write - and would not like to miss a single review from WOGMA written by you. Thanks again.

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Pagglait:

    I want you to review Ajeeb Dastaans (Netflix) - if you can... please share your review..!

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Pagglait:

    Dear Meetu. Thanks for writing a review. After a long time.. and nice to read it...

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Is Love Enough? Sir:

    Meetu, if you wish, you can read my review here:
    https://www.imdb.com/review/rw6628215/?ref_=tt_urv

    posted 1 year, 11 months ago
  • Is Love Enough? Sir:

    Meeta, I did not expect you to have seen this movie and it was so nice that not only you've seen the movie, and you have loved it and you have given a good review without letting the spoilers away - unlike Radha Krishna (from one who commented here) who only could say about POWER imbalance, harassments, exploitation and rape and not pure feel and learn about pure LOVE..!

    posted 1 year, 11 months ago